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Tortilla Flats

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Name Tortilla Flats
Type Designation Plain
Place Id 19073
Place Type Feature
Status Registered
Date Registered 29 October 1997
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -13° 04' S (Decimal degrees -13.0833)
Longitude: 131° 13' E (Decimal degrees 131.2167)
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Locality / Suburb  
  Tortilla Flats
Local Government Area  
  Coomalie Community Council
History/Origin The Tortilla Flats locality is named after the former Government Experimental Farm of that name. The origin is derived from John Steinbecks book Tortilla Flats, 1963, as it was thought at the time Steinbecks characters were matched by those working on the farm.

The Experimental Farm commenced in 1958 with the view to cattle rotation, rice and pasture growing experiments. The farm was sold at auction in 1990.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
29/10/1997 NTG43
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